USA retain Womens’ Lacrosse World Cup Title
30 July 2013
10 days of Lacrosse action in Oshawa finished last week with USA retaining their title after an exciting gold medal match against the hosts Canada.
Having already defeated their opponents once previously in the tournament, USA went into the final confident of taking gold back across the border. A relatively straight forward route into the closing game of the tournament allowed them to go in as favourites despite facing the home nation.
Player of the match Katie Rowan put on a show stopping 8 goal 2 assist performance to give USA a 19-5 victory at the final whistle, after leading 14-2 at the half time break.
Canada’s silver medal marks their best ever finish at a Womens’ Lacrosse World Cup, having only lost one game on the route to the final.
The bronze medal match saw England battle it out against Australia, with the Aussies holding a victory against the 2017 World Cup hosts from previous rounds. It was the team from down under that once again took the spoils, defeating England 12-6 to secure the bronze medal.
England’s Laura Merrifield also picked up a selection in the 2013 FIL All-World Team alongside a number of players from the USA, Canada and Australia.
Surrey Sports Park will host the 2017 Womens’ Lacrosse World Cup, with the sport set to rapidly grow over the next 4 years both in the region and across the country.